Everybody Was a Baby Once

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg

Poetry & Drama

Meet witches, snowmen, lizards and favourite nursery-rhyme characters in this joyful poetry collection for infants of every age! One day a boy went walking, and walked into a store. He bought a pound of sausages, and put them on the floor. The boy began to whistle, he whistled up a tune. And all the little sausages danced around the room...The inspired creators of "The Runaway Dinner" are proud to serve you up a shouting, screaming, smiling, whistling, playing, chasing, rhyming romp for children of every age. Nineteen poems, funny, wistful, delightfully illustrated, introduce a merry cast of babies, witches, sausages, robbers and favourite nursery-rhyme characters that will enchant everybody who is - or was - a baby! It combines original poems from acclaimed author Allan Ahlberg and classic verses from the endlessly talented Anon, every one gloriously illustrated by Bruce Ingman. This book is jacketed.


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"* "Always thoughtful, often funny, Ahlberg's poems are a celebration of being young and eager." Guardian"

Allan Ahlberg is one of the most popular children's authors writing today. His titles for Walker Books include The Runaway Dinner (9781406305494), The Pencil (9781406319552) and Previously (9781844280629), and the Gaskitts series. His other much loved titles include Each Peach Pear Plum, Peepo! and The Jolly Postman, which, with its sequels, has sold over five million copies worldwide. Allan lives in Bath. Bruce Ingman won the 1996 Mother Goose Award for best newcomer to children's picture books for When Martha's Away (also winner of the 1996 National Art Library Illustration Awards). He is also the author-illustrator of Bad News, I'm in Charge! (9781844284566). He has collaborated with Allan Ahlberg on the bestselling picture books The Pencil, The Runaway Dinner and Previously. He lives in London.

General Fields

  • : 9781406321562
  • : Walker Books, Limited
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : 0.321
  • : March 2010
  • : 215mm X 168mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Allan Ahlberg
  • : Hardback
  • : 3-Oct
  • : Bruce Ingman
  • : 821.914
  • : 5-9
  • : 64
  • : English literature: poetry texts & anthologies
  • : Illustrations